How to Know When You Need a Chiropractor

Your chiropractor will be delighted to see you every day – they’re generally very personable, and enjoy being part of their patient’s wellness strategies.

However, unless they want to work around the clock rushing every patient in and out daily, it’s a smarter idea to create a customized treatment plan for every patient, but still make room for emergencies.

This way he or she will be able to provide adequate time per patient for every visit, won’t keep people waiting in the lobby long, or, if the appointments start piling up, have to tell super sore people that their next opening is two months away.

Developing a personalized treatment plan between the chiropractor and the patient benefits everyone. But nothing should be set in stone as far as when or how often appointments are required. In some cases, other specialists may also need to be involved, such as a primary care provider or a massage therapist.

Try these strategies to figure out if or when your next chiropractor visit is in order.

  • General back pain. Sudden unexpected pain, especially in the lower back, may signal the need for a visit. Other signs could be increasing stiffness, the inability to turn your body, and lack of effect of home remedies such as ice packs or light stretching.
  • Headaches. Not all types of head pain can be helped by chiropractic care, but adjustments of the spine and skull can improve energy flow to the rest of the body. Sometimes the skull being out of alignment can lead to severe pain.
  • Neck and shoulder pain. Trauma such as a car accident, or even poor posture or incorrectly configured workspaces or repetitive tasks can lead to pain and tension in these areas, which can be relieved by overall manipulation to improve energy flow. A visit is especially recommended if the pain keeps growing and you feel tingles or numbness in your wrists or hands.
  • Digestive irregularities. How efficiently you process food is actually connected to your overall alignment and can show improvements when a chiropractor begins a series of treatments.

If you need a chiropractor, call Rinn Chiropractic Center for more information.